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Sal Cafe

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Barceloneta
International, Spanish, Asian
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Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932240707
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the...
Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its cooking intertwines Mediterranean tradition with cuisine from other whereabouts, such as Japan, Indonesia or Brazil. The restaurant is decorated with retro touches and a nod towards the 1970s, which gives it a welcoming feel day and night. Sal Café’s size allows it to cater large events, for more than 250 people. It is open all year round and can organise breakfasts, lunches, dinners and any other events for both corporate and private celebrations.
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  • 24
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I visited this restaurant on friday 24th. The staff was was very kind with us and gave us a table with a magnificent view even we had no reservation. Great vegetarian and mediterranian food with a modern touch. 100% recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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New York City, New York
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Located right on the beach this outdoor cafe offered great drinks and food especially their vegetarian burgers for non meat eaters. Superior food with superior sights.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Me and my friend have been searching for a restaurant to eat and when we found this one we got greeted by a young female. she was rude and just showed us to a table and then left to later on asking about our food and drinks and forgot to give us them. the Food was ok, a little but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I ordered a hamburger with fries. The hamburger was okay, but the fries were very hard and not good at all. The waiters seemed stressed and irritated and was not helpful at all. Best part was the view from the restaurant because it was right beside the beach. I do not recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I visited this restaurant on friday 24th. The staff was was very kind with us and gave us a table with a magnificent view even we had no reservation. Great vegetarian and mediterranian food with a modern touch. 100% recommended.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

service people should change, don't seem motivated at all. went to wash hands, people working there getting out of WC not washing hands...bad experience.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We came across Sal Cafe on a stroll along the beach at Barceloneta and stopped for a quick lunch. Despite being busy service was quick, friendly and welcoming. Seafood ravioli was nicely presented and perfectly acceptable (nothing extraordinary but a good simple, tasty dish). Location is perfect for a view of the beach and sea. Would definitely go back there.

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Herning, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The cafe only like to services people that like to eat ... even that they take 9.5 EUR for a very bad Mojido

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Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was my first visit to this lovely place. And I will return for sure! The food was good, awesome sunset good service... A magnificent place to spend my sunday evening !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Maybe because we were with a Spanish friend but I thought the service and food were terrific. I will recommend to others and the kids can play on the beach while you finish your cafe. Can't beat that!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Something was surely missed by the staff in department of service. We had to remind them about our orders, they still got it wrong. We got only one glass to 2 persons and one set of knife and fork. Was hard to even get hold of the staff to get another set to even be able to eat. When it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighborhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932240707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 41
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: International, Spanish, Asian

Description

Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its cooking intertwines Mediterranean tradition with cuisine from other whereabouts, such as Japan, Indonesia or Brazil. The restaurant is decorated with retro touches and a nod towards the 1970s, which gives it a welcoming feel day and night. Sal Café’s size allows it to cater large events, for more than 250 people. It is open all year round and can organise breakfasts, lunches, dinners and any other events for both corporate and private celebrations.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barceloneta

Neighborhood Profile
Barceloneta
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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